Q: What is a Filmumentary(TM)?
A: A Filmumentary is a format that I created where the viewer can watch a film while additional material appears on screen. Including: deleted scenes, alternate takes, on set audio, text facts and information and audio commentary from cast and crew etc. The intention was draw these resources from archival and contemporary interviews, documentaries, TV spots etc. Some of the interviews I undertake myself in the case of Raiding and Inside Jaws. All to make the ultimate “making of” experience for the viewer.
The name Filmumentaries was just a matter of combining “Film” and “Documentary”. It doesn’t really make any sense, but it kinda stuck.
Q: What has the response been to your projects?
A: See the Reviews and Coverage page for more information.
Q: Are your documentaries available on DVD?
A: Whilst I do burn some DVD’s for review purposes, they are not available for purchase. These are non profit making projects and therefore discs of them should not be bought or sold by me or by anyone. If you find anyone selling them please report it to me.
Q: What is the best way to watch your Filmumentaries?
A: On Vimeo!
Q: How can you be contacted?
A: Here at Filmumentaries.com (just leave a comment) or on Twitter @JamieSWB
Q: Can I donate?
A: If you want to become a patron, please head over to Patreon.com
Q: What about copyright issues?
A: To date, neither Lucasfilm, Paramount nor Universal have been in touch. I hope they see my Filmumentaries for what they are; love letters to my favourite films. I make absolutely no profit from these projects.
Q: How do you make these Filmumentaries?
A: Initially with Final Cut Pro 7, Photoshop and Motion. Now with Premiere and outscourcing to friends who know After Effects! Plus lots of hard work and with kind help from many fans and friends from around the world.
Q: Where can I find artwork for your Filmumentaries?
A: Google. Several people have made some cool DVD and Blu Ray covers.
Q: What film are you tackling next?
A: I would love to work on Ghostbusters, Back to the Future etc, but also on other films including The Shining, Chinatown or Seven Samurai. But I would only tackle these in an official capacity. I’m still waiting for that call from the rights owners!
Q: Any plans to take your projects into the world of officialdom?
A: I would love to! I’ve had dalliances with Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox and Disney+ (though that was just being a consultant on Prop Culture). Maybe one day!